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Lionel M Yoe, MD
2404 13th St
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1951

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Edward Lawrence Curran, MD
(706) 660-3491
2616 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Gerard Brooks Jr, MD
(706) 323-3491
2616 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1987

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Balbir Singh Chhokar, MD
(706) 322-0547
1906 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: M G M Med Coll, Ranchi Univ, Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Floyd C Jarrell Jr, MD
(706) 323-3491
6688 Creekview Pl
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1946
Hospital
Hospital: Doctors Hosp, Columbus, Ga

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Steven Lloyd Henslee, MD
(706) 653-7986
2012 10th Ave
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979

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Titus David Payne, MD
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1961

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Charles Francis Speakman, MD
(706) 323-3491
2616 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1987

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Stephen Lee Beaty, MD
(263) 096-4209
2616 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1982

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Emanuel Wilkes, MD
(706) 327-9965
822 22nd St
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center, Columbus, Ga

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Age Related Macular Degeneration


There are a number of reasons why people may develop AMD, including increasing age, genetic and hereditary factors, and environmental risk factors. Since pigment in the eyes appears to be protective, Caucasians, particularly women, appear to be at greater risk. Smoking, family history, nutrition, and sunlight exposure over the course of one's lifetime may also play a role.

There are two forms of AMD, a more common dry form and a less common wet form. In the dry form, which affects 90% of AMD patients, aging deposits called drusen become deposited underneath the macula. In the vast majority of patients, these drusen cause no visual changes; however, in some the drusen can cause the macula to thin, resulting in a slow, gradual decrease in central vision. If the drusen cause substantial weakening of important layers in the macula, the wet form of AMD may then develop. Wet AMD develops when abnormal blood vessels start to grow through the layers of the macula that have been weakened by the dry form of AMD. These abnormal blood vessels can cause bleeding, leakage of fluid, and the formation of scar tissue, which in turn can lead to a rapid and severe loss of central vision. Although only 1 in 10 patients with AMD will convert from the dry to the wet form, the wet form accounts for 90% of the vision loss associated with AMD. The chance of a patient with dry AMD converting to the more agressive wet form is approximately 2% each year...

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